Las Vegas man threatens to kill and eat police officers who wouldn’t let him sleep on sidewalk

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LAS VEGAS, NV – What are the odds that two Las Vegas police officers would come across a vagrant who threatens to kill and eat them for upsetting his slumber? Pretty good, these days, amid a disgraceful epidemic of mentally ill people living rough on America’s streets.

Kenneth Prescott, 47,  was arrested Wednesday night after police said he tried to provoke a physical fight with officers who had asked him to leave the sidewalk on which he was sleeping.

According to the arrest report, Prescott was taken into custody after allegedly threatening to fight the officers and to kill and eat them. He also allegedly spat on their patrol car and resisted arrest.

 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issued a statement that said that about midnight, the officers approached Prescott as he was lying on the sidewalk at Coran Lane and Cypress Trail near Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel.

They asked him to get up and move to another location for the night but Prescott did not comply and instead stared at them without saying a word. Both officers explained to Prescott that he was required to leave and he would not be allowed to sleep on the sidewalk. Prescott continued to stare at the officers without complying.

When one of the officers then asked Prescott for his name, he stated “John Doe” and that he did not have a name.

When officers told Prescott that he would go to jail if he did not identify himself, Prescott reacted by becoming angry and yelling obscenities at the officers. He stated that he would not go to jail, according to the arrest report.

When both officers again advised him that he needed to leave, Prescott continued yelling and stood up, walked over to the front of the patrol unit and spat on it, the report said.

The officers then ordered Prescott to not walk away from them. According to LVMPD, Prescott was standing near the officers when he clenched both fists and said to the officers: “come on” and “I’m ready” as though he were challenging them to a fight, the officers reported.

Prescott then proceeded to ignore their commands and began to walk away while repeatedly saying “come on.” Officers then tasered Prescott when he reached down to grab a large rock, according to police.

Apparently unaffected by the taser, Prescott walked to a nearby bus stop, where he ignored the officers while repeatedly tossing the rock in the air and catching it, the report said.

When more officers arrived and tried to engage with Prescott, he stated that he would kill and eat them, too.

After that encounter, Prescott resumed ignoring the officers. They then fired a less-lethal shotgun round at the man, which did not appear to affect him.

A second tasering brought Prescott into compliance and he was arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center. He was charged with intimidating a public officer, resisting with a deadly weapon and vagrancy.

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Woman threatens to kill Las Vegas cop, kicks and spits at the officer, slips out of handcuffs twice

July 19, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to authorities, a woman has been accused of threatening a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officer with death and during her arrest, slipped out of the handcuffs twice.

Reportedly, officers arrested 24-year-old Ashton Cabrales at an apartment on Algonquin Drive near Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway around 3 a.m. on Monday, July 12th.

The arrest report stated that an officer put Cabrales in handcuffs and into his patrol vehicle, but that she was able to get out of the handcuffs and attempted to break a window. The officer proceeded to take Cabrales out of the vehicle where he then placed the handcuffs back on the woman.

The report also stated that during that process, Cabrales resisted the officer and a sergeant who was assisting in the incident. The report added that the woman was kicking and spitting at the officer and sergeant.

The officer and sergeant were able to placed Cabrales in the patrol vehicle a second time. However, soon after, she again slipped out of the handcuffs. The report stated that while officers tried to place her in handcuffs for the third time, the woman yelled racial slurs, telling one officer:

“She was going to find his house and kill him and his family.”

The report added that the woman said:

“She can’t wait for the judge to release her after court so she could get the best of him.”

Authorities said that while on the way to the Clark County Detention Center, Cabrales purposely slammed her head against the partition in the cruiser, causing injuries to her face. Once at the jail, nurses informed police that the woman would need to be taken to the hospital due to her injuries.

The report stated that on her way to the hospital, Cabrales continued to slam her ace against the glass. According to authorities, Cabrales faces charges of battery on a protected person, intimidating a public officer, resisting a public officer, battery, and domestic battery. She is being held without bail.

In a separate incident, a woman has been arrested for a possible hate crime after she reportedly hit a 6-year-old child who was with his parents on the Las Vegas Strip. According to the arrest report, police responded to a battery call on July 5th at The Shops at Crystals.

The father of the the child told police that he was talking with his wife and two children when a woman hit his child in the back of his head, reportedly yelling, “coronavirus was all your fault.”

The wife started recording the woman, since identified as 57-year-old Shelly Ann Hill, as she was yelling and walking away from the family of four. At that time, the parents stated they did not want to press charges.

A few days later, on July 7th, a detective contacted the mother who sent him the video of Hill yelling at the family. The detective also viewed a video of the incident that was captured by a surveillance camera in the area.

The police were able to identify Hill and on July 10th, took her into custody. During a police interview, Hill denied that she hit the child. However, she did tell police that a woman filmed her and threatened to kill her.

The child was not injured. The child’s mother posted a video of Hill screaming at the family on TikTok. The video went viral and has been like over 153,00o times.

Hill is being held at the Clark County Detention Center. She is facing three charges, hate crime, battery, and child abuse or neglect. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on July 27th.

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